Bring on the Heat
It has been quite a hot week. It has been so hot some days you come home and take another shower because you get really sweaty. I am ok with it though, at least I know that I am working hard :)
As for news this week we had a fun p-day of bowling in Mlada Boleslav with the Sisters, our recent convert, Otakar, and the sisters investigator Michal. The bowling alley was pretty old, kind of sketchy, each of the bowling pins was held to the top with a string and then there was a crane and pulley on the inside that would pull it back into place. Elder Murley destroyed us all, but it was fun to be able to be with all of them.
Tuesday, we did some more home teaching with Brother Tmej and had the rest of the day out on the street finding! We had one conversation with a guy who had met with missionaries many years ago which was good, and he said he might come to church in 2 weeks. We also have been helping a less active named Honza who has been building his home from the ground up, and we put insulation on the house. He is doing really well, and has been to church for 5 weeks straight. We had our last district meeting this week, and we did it as a Jesus Seminar where we talked about Christ and his example and teachings in the areas of the atonement, discipleship, prayer, and miracles. It was very spiritual, and a great way to prepare us for conference in Karlštejn this upcoming week.
Sorry that I have been slacking on the spiritual thoughts in my emails, I would like to share one of my favorite verses about Jesus Christ.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. ¨Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Even after 2 years of study in the scriptures, these verses still remain my favorite scriptures. It emphasizes the reality of the atonement. From the word choice we can understand how much Isaiah was grateful for the Saviors atonement,<script id="gpt-impl-0.7418685625512463" src="https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/gpt/pubads_impl_121.js"></script> and that it was revealed to him the reality of the peace that we can feel thanks to this ultimate gift our Heavenly Father has provided for us. How grateful I am for a knowledge of the atonement of Jesus Christ, and that it is the way of which I have been healed. He is our Savior and Redeemer! He lives!
Have a great week!
Pictures: My failed selfie at Sister Jirkus house, our service project with Honza, and the biker crew that came to Jičin.